Hugh Laurie

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie is known for portraying the title character on the Fox medical drama series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other awards. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode of House. His other television credits include arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager (2016), for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, and Senator Tom James in the HBO sitcom Veep (2012–2019), for which he received his 10th Emmy Award nomination. Forced to abandon rowing during a bout of glandular fever, Laurie joined the Cambridge Footlights, a university dramatic club that has produced many well-known actors and comedians. There he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a romantic relationship. The two remain good friends. She introduced him to his future comedy partner, Stephen Fry. Laurie, Fry and Thompson later parodied themselves as the University Challenge representatives of "Footlights College, Oxbridge" in "Bambi", an episode of The Young Ones, with the series' co-writer Ben Elton completing their team. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

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101 Dalmatians (1996)

An evil, high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

An evil, high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

Girl from Rio (2001)

Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Monger
CAST:  Hugh Laurie  •  Vanessa Nunes  •  Santiago Segura  •  Patrick Barlow

Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Monger
CAST:  Hugh Laurie  •  Vanessa Nunes  •  Santiago Segura  •  Patrick Barlow

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

When an oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, an aircraft crew are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to crash their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Miranda Otto

When an oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, an aircraft crew are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to crash their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Miranda Otto

Maybe Baby (2000)

Sam and Lucie Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers, matching motorbikes, and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want more—a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Joely Richardson  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Adrian Lester

Sam and Lucie Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers, matching motorbikes, and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want more—a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Joely Richardson  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Adrian Lester

Peter's Friends (1992)

After inheriting a large country estate from his late father, Peter invites his friends from college: married couple Roger and Mary, the lonely Maggie, fashionable Sarah, and writer Andrew, who brings his American TV star wife, Carol. Sarah's new boyfriend, Brian, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

After inheriting a large country estate from his late father, Peter invites his friends from college: married couple Roger and Mary, the lonely Maggie, fashionable Sarah, and writer Andrew, who brings his American TV star wife, Carol. Sarah's new boyfriend, Brian, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

CharmingUpliftingFunnyRomantic

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

Spice World (1997)

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Strapless (1989)

An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Alan Howard

An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Alan Howard

Stuart Little (1999)

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The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)

With school out for the summer, The Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audu Paden
CAST:  Wayne Brady  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie

With school out for the summer, The Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audu Paden
CAST:  Wayne Brady  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie

Valiant (2005)

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Chapman
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ricky Gervais  •  Tim Curry  •  Jim Broadbent

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Chapman
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ricky Gervais  •  Tim Curry  •  Jim Broadbent

Blackadder: Back & Forth (1999)

What was a cunning plan from Lord Edmund Blackadder V to fake a time machine on his gullibly incompetent friends, turns out to be the real thing and hurls him and his imbecile underling, Baldrick, through the course of human history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Tony Robinson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

What was a cunning plan from Lord Edmund Blackadder V to fake a time machine on his gullibly incompetent friends, turns out to be the real thing and hurls him and his imbecile underling, Baldrick, through the course of human history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Tony Robinson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

Street Kings (2008)

IntenseFast pacedGrippingViolent

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Chris Evans  •  Hugh Laurie

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Chris Evans  •  Hugh Laurie

B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009)

Dr. Cockroach comes up with a brilliant plan to break themselves out of Area 52 – but to implement the plan, he has to trick B.O.B. into thinking it’s his birthday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Porter
CAST:  Will Arnett  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Kiefer Sutherland

Dr. Cockroach comes up with a brilliant plan to break themselves out of Area 52 – but to implement the plan, he has to trick B.O.B. into thinking it’s his birthday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Porter
CAST:  Will Arnett  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Kiefer Sutherland

Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)

In 1995, Stephen Fry was performing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates." After three days, he walked out of the production. Sitting in a garage, his hand on the car ignition, he contemplated suicide for two hours, before fleeing his home country for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Wilson
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Andy Behrman  •  Robbie Williams

In 1995, Stephen Fry was performing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates." After three days, he walked out of the production. Sitting in a garage, his hand on the car ignition, he contemplated suicide for two hours, before fleeing his home country for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Wilson
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Andy Behrman  •  Robbie Williams

The Oranges (2011)

A man's affair with his friend's much-younger daughter throws two neighboring families into turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Farino
CAST:  Leighton Meester  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Allison Janney

A man's affair with his friend's much-younger daughter throws two neighboring families into turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Farino
CAST:  Leighton Meester  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Allison Janney

Cambridge Footlights Revue (1982)

A TV version of the Cambridge Footlights Revue. Starring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Tony Slattery, Paul Shearer, and Penny Dwyer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Ravens  •  John Kilby
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Emma Thompson  •  Tony Slattery

A TV version of the Cambridge Footlights Revue. Starring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Tony Slattery, Paul Shearer, and Penny Dwyer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Ravens  •  John Kilby
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Emma Thompson  •  Tony Slattery

Tomorrowland (2015)

GrippingFantastical

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Britt Robertson  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Raffey Cassidy

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Britt Robertson  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Raffey Cassidy
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